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by -- >>> welcome. it's good to have you with us. as the country observes the ninth anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks, there's been an extraordinary national conversation about the challenges of religious diversity and the boundaries of tolerance. there were protests and condemnations from around the world over a small independent florida church's threatened plan to burn the koran. secretary of state hillary clinton called the plan disrespectful and disgraceful. and general david petraeus, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan and defense secretary robert gates said the act could endanger american troops. the debate came on top of another controversy over plans to build an islamic cultural center near the site of ground zero in new york. at a news conference on friday, president obama called for religious tolerance. >> we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other, and i will do everything that i can as long as i'm president of the united states to remind the american people that we are one nation under god and we may call that god different names. but we
was fire bombed. in murfreesboro, tennessee, vandals targeted equipment being used to build an islamic center. and in temecula, california, the site of a proposed mosque brought forth both sides of the debate. >> islam is not a religion. islam is a totalitarian, terrorist ideology. >> there is nothing to fear from them. they are our neighbors, and they want to be able to worship freely, just as our ancestors did. >> reporter: against that backdrop, is it any wonder that a prominent anthropologist who's recently completed a landmark study of muslims in america concludes the muslim community feels "under siege"? >> americans are really going through a time of uncertainty, of some fear and some anger, and they want to blame someone. and in times like this, that's why you're sitting on a tinderbox. it's very easy to then suddenly target or make a community a scapegoat. so even something as simple and ordinary as constructing a house of worship becomes an act of defiance, controversy, debate. >> reporter: the debate over that proposed muslim cultural center here, so close to ground zero, ha
abernethy. it's good to have you with us for the first program of our 14th year on the air. >>> peace talks resumed this week in washington between israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas. several religious groups welcomed the return to direct negotiations. jewish and muslim organizations urged flexibility from both sides. and nearly 30 christian leaders expressed their support for a two-state solution. in a letter to president obama, the u.s. conference of catholic bishops, the national council of churches, and others said that if an agreement is not reached within the coming year, it may not be reachable at all. >>> in his address from the oval office on tuesday, president obama officially announced the end of the combat mission in iraq. the president said it was time for the country to turn the page, although, he said, the u.s.'s commitment to iraq will continue. concerns remain about the state of that country, which has yet to form a new government, and is facing renewed sectarian violence. we'll talk about the morality of the iraq war later in
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)